Teaching

Colleges explore a new three-year bachelor’s degree program

Higher education thought leaders and colleges are working together to create a three-year bachelor’s degree program that will offer all the value of a four-year degree—for less cost.

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Research links rise in college completion to grade inflation

New research argues that increases in GPAs are responsible for the rise in college completion rates since the 1990s.

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Philanthropies help HBCUs take their education online

United Negro College Fund and Complete College America support Black colleges’ efforts to upgrade their expertise and replicate their unique educational offerings digitally.

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Dealing with college students’ learning loss: The Key podcast

Two experts on student learning discuss how colleges and professors can gauge whether and how much the pandemic set back students on their educational paths.

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Removed from the classroom over mask rule in Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa removed a professor from in-person teaching because he required masks in his close-quarters lab. He says he's not budging, and he's asking for other professors to join him.

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Recent heart transplant patient denied remote teaching ask

Kutztown University didn’t grant any remote teaching requests this term, not even to an immunosuppressed professor with a new heart. The case raises more questions about “blanket” accommodation bans. 

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First-year students struggled with online learning last year

New report finds most first-year students struggled to learn when the pandemic moved classes online -- in part because of limited access to technology and resources.

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A win for academic freedom in Nebraska

University of Nebraska system Board of Regents voted down a proposal to ban the "imposition" of critical race theory in the classroom. Students and faculty members wanted that outcome, but some worry about the damage that's already been done.

 
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Cornell won't approve disability-related requests to teach online

Scholars question the legality and morality of Cornell's refusal to consider requests from faculty to teach online -- even requests "premised on the need for a disability accommodation."

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WPI creates 45 new teaching-intensive tenure lines

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is adding 45 tenure lines for non-tenure-track professors who specialize in teaching.

 
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